Winter Recess

All San José Unified schools and offices will be closed Monday, February 19, through Friday, February 23, for Winter Recess.

Todas las escuelas y oficinas de SJUSD estarán cerradas del lunes, 19 de febrero al viernes, 23 de febrero, debido a las vacaciones de invierno.

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

Information and Opt Out Process

Dear Parent or Guardian,
Each spring, schools across the state participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP. This year, your student will participate in the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts and mathematics (SBAC), the California Alternate Assessments (CAA), and, depending on their grade level, the new California Science Tests (CAST).

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Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil (CAASPP)

Información y Processo de Exclusión

Estimado padre, madre o tutor:
Cada primavera, las escuelas de todo California participan en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP. Este año, sus hijos participarán en la Evaluación Acumulativa Smarter Balanced (SBAC) en Artes del Lenguaje Inglés y Matemáticas, en la Evaluación Alternativa de California (CAA), y dependiendo del nivel de grado que cursen, en la administración de la prueba piloto de los Exámenes de Ciencia de California (CAST).

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A Message From Ms. Loy, Principal

February 2018

Hello Hacienda families,

My gracious, it’s February already! Last week, many students recently celebrated the 100th day of school, and we wrapped up our school tours. Thank you so much to all of our wonderful volunteers for leading the tours, and sharing our school with prospective families. I am confident that they walked away feeling amazed and excited about Hacienda, and are eager for their children to attend here.

This week is Valentine’s Day. Your child’s teacher will communicate with you regarding any special plans for that day.

Please do not send in any special treats without checking with your child’s teacher first, and as always, do not send anything that contains nuts, or that has been processed with nuts, which can present a significant health risk for some children.

Often times, even a chocolate treat comes with a (very tiny) warning that it was manufactured near nuts. This is enough to cause a severe allergic reaction for some students.

Also, on Valentine’s Day, our 3rd grade chorus and 4th grade recorder performances will be taking place in the cafeteria. I’m sure that these performances will be, as usual, an absolute delight!

February is a short month, and with the President’s Week break from the 19th-23rd, it seems even shorter. After school interventions for our English Learners students will begin on February 26th, and we are also heading into assessment season. Primary students will begin taking the CPAA this week, and in early April we begin state assessments for our 3-5th grade students.

It already feels like Spring with the beautiful weather we have been having, and before you know it, our school will be bustling with special activities such as Earth Day and Kids in Motion. Although we need the rain, I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and blue skies.

Lastly, please join me as we welcome Mr. Jesus Miramontes as the newest addition to our Hacienda family. Mr. M will be taking over Mrs. Burgess’ kindergarten position in Room 4. Welcome, Mr. M!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Hacienda families!

Carmen Loy
Hacienda Principal

SJUSD Family University

Save the dates for Family-U

San José Unified believes that family engagement is an essential component in the educational success of students. We are committed to establishing a positive, collaborative relationship with every family. We also acknowledge that the adults in our students’ families aspire to learn how to actively engage in their children’s education, both at home and at school.

Our Family University program offers a series of interactive classes and workshops over the course of a single Saturday, when parents can get support and tips for everything from reading with their elementary students to helping high schoolers apply for college.

We’ll offer three “Family-U” sessions throughout the 2017-2018 school year, all at Hoover Middle School. Make sure to save the dates and register ASAP:

Fall Session - Leading Together
Saturday, November 18, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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Mini Session - Transitions
Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Spring Session - Learning Together
Saturday, March 24, 2018
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Educational Equity and Leadership Development/Family Engagement